Tuesday, July 6, 2010

6 months

tanner turned 6 months old this past saturday...how can he already be halfway to his first birthday?!?! on one hand i can't remember life without him and it feels like he's always been a part of our life, but on the other hand, these 6 months have flown by! i was a few days late taking his 6 month pictures since we were at the lake on the actual day...we tried 2 separate "photo sessions" today...he was not in the mood to cooperate...he was much more interested in scooting around the chair, looking at his feet, looking at the wall and leaning forward and touching his toes. oh well...these pictures will be a reminder of our active little 6 month old boy! here's a few of them-i think i took about 80-and way more out-takes than good ones!
this really is one of the best ones i got-not so fabulous
move out of my way puppy dog!
i love this one...he reminds me of those ski jumpers in the olympics
really mom? i'm just ready to crawl away-no more pictures!
what is this thing next to me?!?!
what is he doing with his feet?!?!
once again...poppa got the biggest smile!
what tanner's up to at 6 months:
*27.5 inches tall (85%)
*16.301 lbs (30%)
*44.5 inches head circumference (75%)
*everything goes straight into his mouth
*we are 4 days into food...he still isn't so sure about it
*size 3 diapers and size 4 overnights at night
*wearing 6 month, 6-9 month and some 9 month clothes...he is just outgrowing them in length
*eats every 3 hours during the day-7, 10, 1, 4, 7 and 10 (give or take 30 minutes or an hour!)
*sleep-bedtime is between 6:30 and 7 and he wakes up between 6:30 and 7 most mornings (always super happy with a big smile for me!)-he has really started sleeping straight through-if he wakes up he usually just fusses in his crib for about 5 minutes before falling back asleep! but he goes several nights in a row without waking up so i know he can do it!
*naps...oh how i wish he loved them! lately he's been a cat napper snoozing just 30-45 minutes for his naps-an hour if i'm lucky. because they're so short, he's tired and ready for another nap after being up just 1.5-2 hours and he's still taking 3-4 naps a day. today he actually took a 2 HOUR nap!!! so i am hoping maybe he's decided an afternoon nap is a good idea and that we can look forward to long afternoon naps in our future!
*he loves being tossed in the air...huge smiles every time!
*he's pretty good at putting himself to sleep-we've got our routine down pat-turn on the sound machine and turn out the lights as we sing jesus loves me...9 times out of 10 there's no crying in his crib...or he just fusses until i'm out of the room-wahoo for this skill!!! makes nap time so much easier!
*he loves bath time and splashing in the tub
*he loves watching his puppy dogs and his praise baby dvds
*he's sleeping with a burp cloth...and i find him in his crib asleep with his right thumb in his mouth and holding onto a burp cloth...and laying on his right side a lot
*he can roll over although he doesn't really love to
*he's squirming all over the place-the child is never still...you put him on his play mat and he spins in circles. he spins in circles in his crib too...and if you put him on his tummy he squirms with his arms, legs and whole body!
*he is fascinated by different textures-he loves rubbing on the couch, on the chair in his room, and his favorite is scratching the paint off the wall by his changing table-yes he has left scratches in the paint with his nails next to his changing pad 
*he can sit up by himself...but still topples over if you aren't sitting behind him or giving him something to hold on to

tanner, me and your daddy love you oh so much!!! happy half birthday!!!


Lori said...

So cute! Love the faceplant pic. :) Happy Birthday Tanner!

A Berry Bailey Life said...

So cute!!! I love your idea of keeping the stats on the blog...I just may copy you if I ever jump back on the blogging bandwagon!!

Happy 1/2 birthday T!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness! I'm catching up on your blog and I feel like I'm reading my own! Grace and Tanner are doing the exact same things! So fun!! :)

Happy Half Birthday Tanner!!